The latest news and insight on the current state of U.S. Ports, including infrastructure investment, new services, labor issues, and global trade volumes.

U.S. shippers may opt for air cargo alternatives on West Coast

Posted 07/08 · 05:46 PM · LM Editorial
A sharp spike in air cargo demand has been evident ever since the ILWU and PMA began negotiating a new contract several months ago.

Threatened trucker strike fails to materialize at Port of LA/Long Beach

Posted 07/07 · 07:26 PM · LM Editorial
Terminal operations and normal cargo activity were minimally disturbed said spokesmen for both ports.

West Coast labor and management reading from the same page

Posted 07/02 · 08:39 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers have been assured that negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward.

25th Annual State of Logistics: It’s complicated

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.

2014 State of Logistics: Ocean is slow and steady

Posted 07/01 · 08:30 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts and observers of global ocean cargo movement see a number of emerging trends surfacing in the ocean carrier arena later this year.

Panama Canal Expansion: Questions mount as time draws near

Posted 07/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
The much anticipated Panama Canal expansion has promised a great many enhancements for U.S. shippers waiting to book cargo on the new generation of “mega” container vessels. But a few lingering questions are also troubling some industry analysts who question U.S. port readiness to accommodate these huge loads.

Shippers caution against “Hunger Games of the Sea”

Posted 06/23 · 08:13 AM · LM Editorial
While U.S. shippers may have been surprised by China’s decision to oppose the P3 Network, there had been rumblings of discontent voiced by their counterparts in Hong Kong for some time.

The Federal Maritime Commission acknowledges China’s objection to P3 Network

Posted 06/23 · 08:08 AM · LM Editorial
At the same time, however, the FMC says future carrier collaborations should not be ruled out

The P3 Network: a dream deferred

Posted 06/18 · 04:09 PM · LM Editorial
Is this is just the beginning of China’s “showing muscle” on the world stage?
NewsOcean CargoTradeShipping

Was the P3 Network Dead In the Water to Begin With?

Posted 06/18 · 03:59 PM · SCMR Editorial
The potential P3 partners – comprising ocean cargo giants Maersk, MSC, and CMA CGM – may have believed that they were just steps away from realizing their “network” dream. But industry insiders suggest that China’s veto power should not have been dismissed so quickly.
NewsOcean CargoShippingChina


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